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Drexel vs. Elon - 1/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Elon Phoenix (8-5) at Drexel Dragons (2-9)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 4:00 pm (John A. Daskalakis Center)

The Line: Drexel Dragons -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Elon Phoenix and Drexel Dragons meet Saturday afternoon at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.

The Elon Phoenix have won six of their last eight games and play their seventh true road contest. On the season, Elon is averaging 67.5 points on 41 percent shooting and is allowing 68.9 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Tanner Samson is averaging 12.9 points and 4.8 rebounds while Elijah Bryant is averaging 12.5 points and 2.1 assists. Ryan Winters is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Kevin Blake is shooting 50.7 percent from the field. The Elon Phoenix continue to shoot a high percentage despite no Luke Eddy, as they’re knocking down 71 percent from the line and 36.1 percent from deep. Defensively is where Elon has issues, as its allowing 72 or more points in five of its last 10 games despite forcing 15.7 turnovers per game.

Drexel vs. Elon - 1/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Drexel Dragons look to snap a five-game skid and play their first game since Sunday. On the season, Drexel is averaging 58.8 points on 38.3 percent shooting and is allowing 64.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Damion Lee is averaging 19.7 points and 5.6 rebounds while Tavon Allen is averaging 11.1 points and 2.1 assists. Rodney Williams is grabbing 8.1 rebounds and Rashann London is shooting 44.3 percent from the field. The Drexel Dragons remain one of the worst offensive teams in the country as only four players are averaging more than four points, and they’re shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Drexel is allowing teams to shoot 35 percent from deep and has given up 73 or more points in three straight games. Drexel is just 1-4 SU at home this season.

The Phoenix are 9-0 ATS in their last 9 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Dragons are 10-22-1 ATS in their last 33 home games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. 

Elon has been cash money on the road this season and against a Drexel team that has lost five straight, I'm not sure how you don't take the points here. 

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Elon Phoenix +5.5

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